Cross posted from the Arizona Eagletarian
There were few genuine surprises in last night’s debate between the nominees from the two major political parties for Arizona governor. DuVal presented intelligently with characteristic poise. Ducey was persistently evasive, as his manner is.
Really, those bottom line impressions are entirely what you can expect from each candidate until the election AND for the one who emerges victorious, it’s what you can expect throughout his term as chief executive of Arizona state government.
On the economy the Republican earned a new nickname, Doug “Tooth Fairy Math” Ducey. Arizona Republic reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez summed up the debate thus,
As governor, Ducey says he would recruit companies from California and Illinois, eliminate unnecessary regulations and eventually do away with the state’s personal and corporate income taxes by reforming the tax code. The income taxes account for nearly half of the $9 billion that flows into state coffers each year.